COllect calls

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Call I receive collect calls on my phone?
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Ithol Lester

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Posted 6 months ago

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GabeU, Champion

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Though I can't say for sure, it's very unlikely, being that their Voice service is provided via a flat monthly fee.  
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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There are charges for things like directory assistance. I don't know if I've seen many instances outside of that. 
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Al Santayos

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Collect call? Don't only people in jail make those these days?
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Jab

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How To Make Free Collect Calls from India to USA

Verizon seeks clearance to discontinue collect calling, other legacy voice services(Jun 10, 2016)

April 14, 2017  - Verizon Discontinuing Collect Call Services - Inmates No Longer Able to Call Verizon Landlines Collect .....Once collect calls are rejected, inmate calls placed to Verizon landlines will receive the standard message that the call cannot be processed unless the called party sets up a prepaid account.





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Bob Lexus

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Al, what [bleepin] business is it of yours what why he wants to know?
Adds nothing to do with his question

Geesh...
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GabeU, Champion

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I'm reasonably sure that it was a joke, Bob.  
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Al Santayos

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Some people are real testy these days. It was a joke. I thought collect calls went away when all the pay phones disappeared.
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Jab

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@Al Santayos....ay phones disappeared

But, do you know why they "disappeared?"
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Al Santayos

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I think pay phones disappeared quickly because the powers to be claimed they were a common tool to make drug deals. If someone would like to tell me different I am all ears.
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Craig Ellis

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well, that is why I need to know.  
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Craig Ellis

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well, that is why I need to know.  
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Ithol,  what phone are you referring to? Are you using Viasat Voice service?
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Craig Ellis

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Curious if this was resolved. I just had a chat with a Customer Support rep at Viasat and they said we can accept Collect Calls.  

This is at conflict of what was mentioned above by the Viasat employee.

And just in case anyone is curious YES the person who needs to call me is in jail. 
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This is at conflict of what was mentioned above by the Viasat employee.
No ViaSat employee answered the question.  Diana attempted to, but the OP never replied to her question.  
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Craig Ellis

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I was thinking of what Brad mentioned above, but he didn't actually say it isn't possible.   I am inclined to think it won't work.   

Diana -Yes -  I am an Exede/Viasat Voice customer.  

Thanks! 
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Craig, I reached out to our Voice team.  Collect calling will not work on Voice.
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Craig Ellis

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Thanks, Matt, it wasn't the answer I was hoping for, but it did match what I was told by the person who tried to call collect one time previously.